Inspired by the abundance of red, white and blue seen during July celebrating the birth of the country, Spartanburg artists are showing their works that feature any or all of those colors in an exhibition called “Red, White and Blue” July 6 through 31 at the Artists Collective | Spartanburg’s Gallery II and Gallery III. An artists’ reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 15, during the Spartanburg Art Walk.
“To some, the combination of red, white and blue is patriotic,” says Beth Regula, chair of the Artists Collective and coordinator of the exhibition that will feature works by nearly two dozen artists. “The work in this exhibit is not necessarily patriotic, but all work will have red, white and/or blue within the work. Each artist is free to interpret this theme in their own personal way.”
Visitors to this exhibit will see paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and ceramics. Media will range from acrylic, clay, photography, oil, mixed media to jewelry. Most of the art will be for sale, with prices ranging from $35 to $400.
“It is hoped that the viewer of the work will enjoy seeing the various ways that red, white and blue can be used in various art forms,” Regula says.
Artists in the exhibition include: Wadi Cantrell (mixed media), Robyn Crawford (mixed media), Patrick DeCrane (watercolor), Thomas Koenig (photography), John Lever (photography), Judy Martin (fused glass), Jessica Massey (acrylic, oil, gouache), Rosemary McLeod (jewelry), Sydney McMath (abstract painting), Amy Morris (wearable art), Karin Patrick (ceramic), Shannon Patrick (plein air painting, mixed media), Lady Pluuto (acrylic), Carol Story (oil), Jonathan Swift (mixed media), Brandi Tucker (acrylic), Nancy Williamson (ceramic), Patty Wright (mixed media) and Tom Zumbach (fused glass).